Supported Living service becomes the first Adult Care service in Barnet to be rated overall ‘Outstanding’.
Your Choice Barnet’s Supported Living Service was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September last year.
The report from the inspection has now been published and the service has been awarded an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the first service for Adults Social Care in Barnet to achieve this rating.
There are 22,000 Adult Social Care services in England and only 3% get rated as overall ‘Outstanding’ (about 660).
Your Choice Barnet Supported Living Services provide care and support to adults with learning disabilities living in their own homes, with the rating covering all five supported living schemes.
Inspectors observed that staff in the schemes have gone to great lengths to assist their clients not only to lead more independent lives, but also supporting their residents to maintain a balanced diet, manage their health appointments and generally improve their life chances.
Another area the CQC report highlighted was the ‘attention’ and ‘care’ shown when considering people’s diversity and cultural needs.
Julie Riley, Your Choice Barnet’s Director of Care and Support, said: “We are the first Adult Care service in Barnet to gain an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating from the CQC.
“I cannot emphasise enough what an amazing achievement this is.
“We are very proud that our Supported Living Services can offer such a personalised level of care for the people who use it, as well as encouraging them to achieve increased levels of independence.”